FMCSA

FMCSA shuts down Maryland trucking firm

Agency ordered closure of Clock Transport, which the agency said is an affiliate of previously shut down Gunthers Transport.

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Little hours rewrite support at congressional hearing

Subcommittee members believe proposed hours rule would represent an unjustified financial burden on the trucking industry.

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Roadside Attractions

Red Giant makes big boast, a truck driver musician plus Gauges, Truck Gallery, Channel 19 and more industry news items.

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Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

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MCSAC to meet on EOBRs, sleep apnea and other topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s next meeting, Dec. 5-8, will include a joint meeting with the agency’s Medical Review Board on the issue of sleep apnea.

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Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committtee. There, a large part of the discussion was devoted to standards for electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service compliance. Schaffner has annotated MCSAC's task report emerging from that meeting with his own series of ...

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ATA challenges need for hours proposal

Association letter pointed to newly available data about the trucking industry’s safety performance in arguing against change.

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FMCSA shuts down carrier

Agents issued order after concluding Gunthers Transport was an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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